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    Quote Originally Posted by Udog View Post
    1. The abuse wasn't quite the same from the clips they showed. He was up in her face and choking her. She was largely feebly slapping his body and pushing his face.

    2. No guy would dare step in because if she turns on him and he defends himself, he's screwed.
    I always giggle when they try to test double standards like this. It is clearly different when a typical man abuses a woman vs. a typical woman abusing a man. Men are usually larger, stronger, and can do more damage. When I see a child throwing a tantrum and hitting his parents, I don't for a moment think that I need to step in and protect the parents; however, if I see a parent whaling on a child I would most definitely step in.

    Now, if this woman were beating on this man... well, I might not step in (for fear of getting killed) but I would call the cops...



    Edit: Of relevance here is the soft bigotry of low expectations.
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    I struggle to get jobs that involve working with children, which is something I am good at, and something I get fulfillment from. I find it difficult not to believe it has to do with my gender, but I acknowledge I could be wrong. Here is a personal anecdote that sticks out in my mind:

    A female friend and I applied for summer positions that involved working with children to improve their literacy at a public library. My friend didn't have first aid, she had NO EXPERIENCE working with children, she wasn't even that interested in the job, so much as getting any summer job that wasn't fast food. I'm not saying I'm amazing, but I had all of those things she lacked. I had a good interview, and I knew my references were good. I am normally a very pessimistic person, but I felt I had a very good chance.

    Ultimately, my friend and one other girl got the job, providing my friend got her first aid before the job started.

    I was kind of upset, since I knew my friend wasn't even really qualified, and she had little passion for the job. I remember telling my aunt (who runs a daycare) about it, and she said: What do you expect? They probably thought you were a pedophile. What kind of man wants to work with children?


    I know that's not the same as losing out on a big business position with a six figure salary, but it really hurt! If women encounter shit like that all the time, then I can see why they're pissed.

    Even now, I have a job where I work with children, but it's in a much more indirect way: I read stories and/or do puppet shows. Apparently, I can work with kids, as long as dozens of adults are present.

    It makes me wonder if I am super creepy or something, or just plain inferior. Maybe I have a pedosmile?

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    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEybxufv4fg&feature=watch_response"]Average man bests world's strongest woman[/YOUTUBE]

    This furthers my point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forever_Jung View Post
    If women encounter shit like that all the time, then I can see why they're pissed.
    How often are women unfairly accused of being pedophiles? Has that ever happened? I'm sure it has happened to many, many men, especially fathers going through a divorce.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEybxufv4fg&feature=watch_response"]Average man bests world's strongest woman[/YOUTUBE]

    This furthers my point.
    Weapons are the great equalizer.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    How often are women unfairly accused of being pedophiles? Has that ever happened? I'm sure it has happened to many, many men, especially fathers going through a divorce.
    In Roman law, someone who accused another of a crime and was found to be lying would be punished for the crime they accused the other person of.
    Whoops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forever_Jung View Post
    I struggle to get jobs that involve working with children, which is something I am good at, and something I get fulfillment from. I find it difficult not to believe it has to do with my gender, but I acknowledge I could be wrong. Here is a personal anecdote that sticks out in my mind:

    A female friend and I applied for summer positions that involved working with children to improve their literacy at a public library. My friend didn't have first aid, she had NO EXPERIENCE working with children, she wasn't even that interested in the job, so much as getting any summer job that wasn't fast food. I'm not saying I'm amazing, but I had all of those things she lacked. I had a good interview, and I knew my references were good. I am normally a very pessimistic person, but I felt I had a very good chance.

    Ultimately, my friend and one other girl got the job, providing my friend got her first aid before the job started.

    I was kind of upset, since I knew my friend wasn't even really qualified, and she had little passion for the job. I remember telling my aunt (who runs a daycare) about it, and she said: What do you expect? They probably thought you were a pedophile. What kind of man wants to work with children?


    I know that's not the same as losing out on a big business position with a six figure salary, but it really hurt! If women encounter shit like that all the time, then I can see why they're pissed.

    Even now, I have a job where I work with children, but it's in a much more indirect way: I read stories and/or do puppet shows. Apparently, I can work with kids, as long as dozens of adults are present.

    It makes me wonder if I am super creepy or something, or just plain inferior. Maybe I have a pedosmile?
    She might have interviewed much better than you for reasons unrelated to her gender, and/or had better references. Or you could be right. It's impossible to say without being there, really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    How often are women unfairly accused of being pedophiles? Has that ever happened? I'm sure it has happened to many, many men, especially fathers going through a divorce.
    A friend of mine is going through this right now, actually. Her husband is accusing her of having "child porn" on her computer (she got hacked at some point and a web page she had previously maintained was redirecting to child porn, unbeknownst to her, until he found it while Googling her for dirt).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gish View Post
    In Roman law, someone who accused another of a crime and was found to be lying would be punished for the crime they accused the other person of.
    I like that law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    A friend of mine is going through this right now, actually. Her husband is accusing her of having "child porn" on her computer (she got hacked at some point and a web page she had previously maintained was redirecting to child porn, unbeknownst to her, until he found it while Googling her for dirt).
    Equality achieved!
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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